Texans love their lawns and gardens and spend a lot of money and time maintaining them. A healthy summer lawn and garden begin with the preparations you make in early spring.
The following are some general tips to help you take care of your tree and shrub, flower garden and lawn needs in early spring.
Trees and Shrubs
Come springtime, you should prune your trees and shrubs to stimulate new growth. Make sure to cut any damaged, dried out or diseased branches. And whether you prefer organic compost or artificial fertilizer, don’t forget to fertilize your trees and shrubs based on the instructions provided by the fertilizer manufacturer or consult the professionals at Personal Touch Landscape.
This is also a good time to check to see if your trees and shrubs have an infestation of insects and/or have been afflicted with diseases. Make sure to put fresh mulch around your shrubs and trees.
Spring’s cool moist climate is perfect for planting new trees and shrubs.
Spring is the time to rake your lawn to remove all the dead growth and old leaves. This is also the best time to spread weed control and fertilizer over your entire lawn and spot spray weeds as needed. Don’t overdo the fertilizer though; make sure that you are using the correct type of fertilizer and the right amount of fertilizer for your type of lawn. Most of the lawn grass in Katy is Saint Augustine but make sure you look for a fertilizer and weed killer that works best for your type of lawn. You can always consult the professionals at Personal Touch Landscape for help with your lawn care.
Spring is also the time of the year when insects and diseases can run rampant. The important thing is to be observant, and to treat any abnormalities as soon as possible.
Planted Beds and Gardens
Springtime bed and garden preparations such as pulling weeds and removing debris from the planting areas provide an excellent foundation for your existing plantings. Add compost, artificial fertilizer or manure to your garden beds in preparation for spring planting or to provide nutrients for the plants currently in your beds. Spring flower plantings such as annuals, perennials, and herbs can be planted in Katy Texas in mid to late March.